Hampton student’s family survives close call in Las Vegas

Zoe Griffin | Contributing Writer Las Vegas native Carrington Peterson was awakened Monday by 59 messages and notifications from family members. “My parents decided to go on a ‘staycation’ [Sunday] night and got a hotel room,” Peterson said. They stayed at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman on the 32nd floor that night would kill 59 people, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, was identified as the sniper suspect by police. His room contained 16 rifles, one handgun, 18 firearms, explosives and thousands of rounds of bullets, … Continue reading Hampton student’s family survives close call in Las Vegas